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QPR
QPR
0 vs 2
Played
April 20, 2013 7:30 PM IST
Loftus Road Stadium — London
Referee:‬ C. Foy‎
Attendance:‬ 17391‎
 
 
Peter Crouch 42′
 
Jonathan Walters 77′ (PG)
   
 
 

Player Ratings: QPR 0-2 Stoke

Peter Crouch and Jonathan Walters strikes proved the difference between the sides as defeat sees Harry Redknapp's men slip ever-closer to certain relegation from the Premier League

By Josh Clarke

  • Robert Green
    3
    1
    3.00

    Robert Green

    Made a fine save to deny Crouch's volley from distance, though had no chance with the striker's close-range effort shortly before half time, or with Walters' penalty

  • Christopher Samba
    0
    2
    2.50

    Christopher Samba

    Has become evidently more settled in his role at the club and largely negated Crouch's aerial threat.

  • Clint Hill
    1
    3
    1.50

    Clint Hill Flop of the Match

    Endured a rocky start and was caught out by simple movement from Crouch for the goal, before conceding the penalty that Walters tucked home.

  • José Bosingwa
    0
    2
    2.50

    José Bosingwa

    Forays forward were perhaps too far in between, especially when baring in mind their effectiveness.

  • Tal Ben Haim
    0
    1
    2.00

    Tal Ben Haim

    Not a natural left-back and it showed in a performance where Shotton's raids forward often caught him out.

  • Shaun Derry
    0
    2
    2.50

    Shaun Derry

    Was brought in to shore up the middle of the pitch but struggled to match the athleticism of N'Zonzi.

  • Adel Taarabt
    0
    3
    2.50

    Adel Taarabt

    Set the tone within the first 30 seconds with a rasping effort but struggled to impact in a sustained manner. His link-up play with Remy was bright, though he was taken off shortly into the second half.

  • Andros Townsend
    0
    2
    2.00

    Andros Townsend

    Withdrawn at half time after a quiet 45 minutes in which he failed to produce any real threatening attacks.

  • Stéphane M'Bia
    1
    2
    2.50

    Stéphane M'Bia

    Not quite the midfield general Redknapp required him to be but was bustling nonetheless. Composure on the ball at key times was sadly lacking.

  • Loïc Remy
    5
    1
    3.50

    Loïc Remy

    Was a cut above the rest in terms of class on the ball,drawing a series of fine stops from Begovic. Too often had to rely on his own ingenuity to craft chances.

  • Junior Hoilett
    1
    1
    2.50

    Junior Hoilett

    Failed to influence the game in much of a positive manner at all.

Substitutions

  • Jamie Mackie
    2
    0
    3.00

    Jamie Mackie

    Was bright and sparky but unable to produce anything of note.

  • Jay Bothroyd
    0
    2
    2.50

    Jay Bothroyd

    Introduced to give his side a more attacking 4-4-2 outlet yet failed to get fully up to speed with the encounter.

  • Asmir Begovic
    5
    0
    3.50

    Asmir Begovic

    After enjoying a quiet start, he was progressively tested as the game developed. Made a number of decent stops from Remy to keep his side in front.

  • Robert Huth
    1
    0
    3.00

    Robert Huth

    The movement, pace and ability of Remy caused him all manner of difficulties, though his aerial dominance helped patch up a so-so performance.

  • Marc Wilson
    1
    0
    3.50

    Marc Wilson

    His desire to win the ball gifted his team their first-half goal and general reliability was unquestionable before a recurrence of a hamstring strain forced him off the pitch with an hour gone.

  • Ryan Shawcross
    1
    0
    3.00

    Ryan Shawcross

    Defended resolutely, though lost his head when presented with chances to create opportunities further up the pitch.

  • Ryan Shotton
    1
    0
    3.50

    Ryan Shotton

    All action display, attacking well and defending equally as diligently.

  • Glenn Whelan
    1
    0
    3.00

    Glenn Whelan

    Industry in the middle played a large part in the high energy display that made it difficult for QPR to get a foothold in the game.

  • Steven N'Zonzi
    1
    0
    3.00

    Steven N'Zonzi

    Was a powerhouse in the middle but waned in influence as the game drew on.

  • Charlie Adam
    0
    1
    2.50

    Charlie Adam

    Played a wider role than that which he is usually required to do and subsequently looked a little out of place before being hauled off with 20 minutes remaining.

  • Jonathan Walters
    1
    0
    3.00

    Jonathan Walters

    Was anonymous for large patches and saw himself become more concerned with the defensive side of the game before showing excellent composure to rifle home a penalty after a re-take was ordered.

  • Peter Crouch
    3
    0
    3.50

    Peter Crouch Top of the Match

    His link-up play was great, bringing an element of calmness to an often-frantic Stoke attack. A fantastic volley from distance was followed up by a more routine close-range finish. Also won the penalty that finished the game

  • Cameron Jerome
    1
    0
    3.50

    Cameron Jerome

    Had a wasteful start, squandering two chances in the opening exchanges, though on the whole gave a selfless 90 minutes. Pace and composure under pressure gifted Crouch his goal.

Substitutions

  • Geoff Cameron
    0
    0

    Geoff Cameron

    Brought on to run down the clock.

  • Andy Wilkinson
    1
    0
    3.00

    Andy Wilkinson

    Extra energy brought about by his introduction helped keep his side on top.

  • Dean Whitehead
    0
    0

    Dean Whitehead

    Helped see out the game after late introduction.

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